'Call me Ishmael'. Thus starts the greatest American novel. Melville said himself that he wanted to write 'a mighty book about a mighty theme' and so he did.
It is a story of one man's obsessive revenge-journey against the white whale, Moby-Dick, who injured him in an earlier meeting.
Woven into the story of the last journey of The Pequod is a mesh of philosophy, rumination, religion, history and a mass of information about whaling through the ages.
This epic story, here presented in unabridged form, receives an equally epic reading from the outstanding American actor William Hootkins.
- Format: MP3
- Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks
- Publication Date: 01/09/2005
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9789626343586
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Review by jimocracy
The writing was good but there was just too much of it. It felt like the author was one of those people at a party who really drag their stories out; thinking they're been dramatic and entertaining but they're just being boring. This definitely wasn't a story that keeps you on the edge of your seat.